Frightful Nashville Rockers Fable Cry Announce Theme of Upcoming Conceptual 3rd Album

Horror themed, theatrical scamp rock band Fable Cry has announced the story-line of their upcoming, highly anticipated third album. Although as yet unnamed, the band has revealed an incredibly complex and imaginative outline that promises fans yet another seamless fusion of top notch musicianship and dramatic storytelling. The album is set to release Spring 2018, but fans can look forward to a taste with the release of the first music video in October, just time for Halloween!

We’re working on third full length album: a conceptual based in the post-prohibition 30’s, in a world where bootleggers have traded in their skills of smuggling alcohol, to smuggling blood and selling it to a secret underground network of Vampires. The story follows a young, would-be starlet, who’s attempted murder leads her to seek help from the members of the most infamous, blood-loving speakeasies known simply as “The Joint”. She soon finds that the leader among them has similar interests of revenge, and they must band together to give this killer what he deserves… Wrapped in mystery, seduction, greed, and gore, the tale asks: If you could pay the price, what would be so wrong with embracing your darker side? – Fable Cry

I love when I come across a band that infuses horror into their sound and overall image. Such was the case when I was tipped off to to a band called Fable Cry, who describe their sound as ‘theatrical scamp rock’. It’s a bit macabre and quirky, with the quirky part being a good thing, and their new video for ‘Dead Or Alive (For Now)‘ looks like it belongs in smack dab in the middle of a Tim Burton movie. I dig the old school horror visuals in the video and I’m not ashamed to admit I was more than creeped out by the cello player.– Dirty Horror

This is a band that brings to life colorful and imagery through their use of cello, violin in addition to an array of non traditional rock instruments. Their vaudevillian style is almost like a fusion of Foxy Shazam, Queen and Danny Elfman and their refreshing sound is quickly garnering a lot of great attention. – Music Junky Press

On to the music we go, and I want to start by talking about “Fancy Dancing”. This track, and almost the entire album, would be perfectly at home in any Tim Burton movie, and I absolutely love it. It’s as if Danny Elfman had sat down to write the song with them. If I understand the lyrics correctly, and I think I do, the song is about a dead man, traveling the road of the dead who meets a witch, and she ends up telling him, upon his asking, “I saw you dancing, I saw you dancing fancy”. At the end of the song he comes to a tree, and sees a man dangling from a tree, dancing fancy. He sees that the man looks just like him, and is him; being hanged, dying. I love the lyrical play in this song, as it obscures what is happening by using metaphor in the title of the song. It’s been said that people who are hanged do a little “dance” as they die, their feet kick and move about until they are dead, hence the metaphor of “Dancing Fancy”. – Chimera Magazine

Fable Cry, the frightful rock quintet, currently reside in Nashville, TN, drawing inspiration musically, poetically, and artistically from all things imaginative, mythical, and spooky.

Their story began when Zach Ferrin first started putting his imagination to song. The year was 2010, and he was determined to take the music, art, and stories he had been cultivating to one great platform where he could share them, with the intent to wrap it into one bundle of entertainment for the masses. He and and his sister, former member Kirstie Ferrin, had half of what would become their first album written before they would have a title by which to call themselves. The songs were all rambunctious, melodic, and wrapped in themes of loss, love, hate, and triumph playfully told through tales of legend and myth. “Fable Cry” was born, and in 2011 they self released their self-titled debut album. Between the two of them they played guitar, violin, accordion, drums, bells, kazoo, ukelele, banjo, and cello, and they tried their best to include as much of it as possible in their live shows, along with humorous intros, crowd participation, and twistedly playful “Story Time” between songs.

By the end of 2013, after 4 elaborate music videos, several national tours, and lots of writing, Kirstie left and Zach decided that it was time to expand Fable Cry and build a band that could properly play these songs that were too big for him alone. That void was soon filled by classically trained violinist and vocalist Jo Cleary, and longtime friend and bass aficionado Scott Fernandez, with a revolving door of others who would help bring this ever-growing monster new life. They immediately hit the studio to record and release their first single/music video together in the Autumn of 2014 entitled “Fancy Dancing.” Now performing as a full band, they could execute the songs the way they had always been written, packed with energy and dynamics, while maintaining (and inevitably amplifying) the band’s theatrics, elaborate wardrobes, makeup, and overall ruckusness. They spent the next few months writing and recording what would become their Sophomore album, filled with songs inspired by life through classic horror tales and originally spooky themes entitled We’ll Show You Where the Monsters Are. After two more music videos to precede the album, it was released on August 25th, 2015.

In January 2016, they hit the new year running by releasing their eighth official music video for “Dead Or Alive (For Now).” Later that year, Nic Giordano would officially join Fable Cry on drums, and they would spend the rest of the year playing local and regional shows, festivals, and variety shows.
In 2017 they began writing their third album, a conceptual vampire gangster epic placed in the 1930’s. With an ever expanding sound, they recruited the multi-talented Melody Ryan to assist on keys, flute, guitar, and vocals.

With a colorfully haunting melody and a flourishing sweep of the hand, Fable Cry will weave their strand of tales, inviting you to come along with them and embrace your darker side. They create a wildly unique experience and one that is not to be missed!

Fable: A fictitious narrative or statement. A legendary story of supernatural happenings.

Cry: To scream. To utter a characteristic sound or call. Cry havoc. To give alarm without occasion. Proclamation. A pack of hounds. To cry out with such gusto.

Experience Fable Cry Live:
08/25 @ The Mothlight – Asheville, NC
08/26 @ Soulshine Pizza – Nashville, TN
09/08 @ Cirque De Virgo – Berea, KY
09/20 @ RAW @ City Winery – Nashville, TN
10/13 @ The Vault – Hickory, NC
10/14 @ Somewhere Else – Greensboro, NC
10/28 @ Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
10/29 @ Festival of Ghouls @ Exit/In – Nashville, TN

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Legendary MISFITS Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein to Join GWAR The Blood of Gods Tour; AS WE DIE Tour 2017 Dates Announced

Beginning October 20 in Richmond, VA, Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will be joining “the Scumdogs of the Universe”, GWAR, on The Blood of Gods Tour, along with Ghoul and U.S. Bastards, for 13 dates spanning the East Coast and Midwest up to the Sioux City, IA show November 4. DOYLE then continues his reign of terror with his AS WE DIE WORLD TOUR 2017 supporting the band’s new album, As We Die, an EMP Label Group/ Monsterman Records release in stores or online at Doyle Official and EMP Merch. Picking up November 6 in Fargo, ND, the tour finishes up November 11 in Flint, MI (more dates to be announced).

GWAR The Blood of Gods Tour W/ Ghoul, Doyle and U.S. Bastards Dates:
10/20 @ The National – Richmond, VA
10/21 @ Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
10/22 @ Opera House – Toronto, ON *
10/23 @ Mr. Smalls – Millvale, PA
10/25 @ Arizona Petes – Greensboro, NC
10/26 @ Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
10/27 @ Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
10/28 @ Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/29 @ Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/31 @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY
11/01 @ Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
11/02 @ Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY *
11/03 @ Pop’s – St. Louis, MO
11/04 @ Hard Rock – Sioux City, IA
11/05 @ Granada – Lawrence, KS
* No DOYLE

Doyle “As We Die” Tour 2017
11/06 @ The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
11/07 @ Big’s Bar – Sioux Falls, SD
11/08 @ Whiskey Junction – Minneapolis, MN
11/09 @ Every Buddy’s Bar – Chippewa Falls, WI
11/10 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/11 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI

About Doyle:

Lodi, a small borough of Bergen County, New Jersey, is just over two square miles. There’s not much to suggest that the small village would be the birthplace of a world famous, blood-soaked form of music known as horror punk. Legendary acts The MisfitsSamhain, and Danzig all have their origins in Lodi, and something monstrous indeed lurks there. The poster child and originator of the genre, himself, has once again unleashed an evil noise on an unsuspecting world: Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein’s first release, Abominator, by his eponymous band, Doyle.

Released on Doyle’s own label, Monsterman Records, Abominator is a sonically thick and lyrically evil slab of metal that finds Doyle expanding in a logical progression upon the genre of music he helped create. Doyle’s first band, the infamous Glenn Danzig-fronted Misfits, helped create the genre of speed/thrash metal with their last album, 1983’s Earth AD/Wolf’s Blood– in fact the record has been revered as one of the blueprints for the genre by many of its most respected players, as evidenced by countless groups covering the album’s songs, not the least of which being MetallicaAbominator is not the sound of some punk guitarist gone metal- it’s the roaring return of one of extreme metal’s original architects to his blood-splattered drawing board.

Coming from a legendary band of almost mythological proportions, and having first worked with one of the most talented and respected vocalists of the century (the infamous Glenn Danzig), Doyle’s new project would need a singer with brass balls, cast-iron pipes, a suitably twisted mind, and his own vocal delivery style. Enter Alabama’s Alex Story of Cancerslug, a Southern fiend who’s sand-blasted scream opens the record, and the evil doesn’t relent until the ending growl of “Hope Hell Is Warm”, the album’s defiant closer. The man can scream and sing, and employs both styles to great effect, switching seamlessly from raw-throated roars to rough-edged, yet melodic, clean vocals. Alex’s live performances can only be described as unforgettable, disturbing and strangely addictive – a perfect complement to the already mammoth stage presence of Doyle himself.

The unmistakable sound of Doyle’s signature Annihilator guitar cuts through on every tune like a sonic fingerprint, starting with the snarling opening title track Abominator. The Annihilator’s tone is sharp as a butcher’s knife in the wrong hands and just as nasty- fans of the Misfits will recognize it right away.
On tunes like “Headhunter” and “Land of the Dead” the riffs are relentless, and if a riff could be described in emotional terms, remorseless. “Dreamingdeadgirls” brings a blackened-blues swing, and the doom-laden “Love Like Murder” shows a healthy appreciation for all things Sabbath. “Blood Stains” moves from primal sludge to ripping off-time thrash with ease. The album is just that- an album, a cohesive and well executed piece of work that takes the listener on a journey; albeit a bloody journey to places some fear to tread.

As befits songs as musically dark as Abominator‘s, the album’s lyrics are not for the faint of heart. Throughout the entire record, there is absolutely zero attempt to balance its evil with any sort of good counterpoint- penned entirely by Story (probably in blood), Abominator‘s lyrics are entirely and uncompromisingly dark. Music fans looking for feel- good anthems had best look elsewhere- those who enjoy strolling through the shadows will be greatly satisfied.

So how did this Jersey devil and crew wind up with a Dixie-bred howler? “After I had written all this music, I realized I had to get someone to sing this stuff- once I’m done recording guitars, all I can see is myself just playing that riff, ya know? That’s my thing, not lyrics and singing,” Doyle says, with typically blunt candor. “I’ve known Alex for a while, so I called him up, then sent him a bunch of the tunes. Two days later he sent me back ‘Mark of the Beast’, just like it is on the record. I said ‘That’s exactly what I want!’, and the rest is history. I only wrote the word ‘abominator’- all the rest of that stuff is Alex. He’s just crazy, man”.

It’s a match made in hell. But no metal band would be complete without a complete animal behind the drum kit. Brandon “The Crusher” Pertzborn (of Black Flag) delivers all the aggression and insanity necessary (and then some) with his exquisite musicality and showmanship.

So what can fans expect at a Doyle show?

“To get fucking pummeled, man. And then go home and ask themselves ‘What the fuck just happened to me?!?’, hahaha…” he replies with a laugh that this time, no joke about it, actually sounds evil. Loud, aggressive, and technically proficient, Doyle and crew are set to show the world how true horror metal sounds today.

So crank up Abominator until your speakers blow, check out Doyle on tour, and let the beatings begin!

written by: Randy Blythe of Lamb of God

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Ryan Quinn (The Voice) Pays Homage to Chris Cornell with Poignant Cover of “Say Hello to Heaven”

Gifted Singer/Songwriter Ryan QuinnThe Voice Season 10–has released a video of his stirring rendition of the Temple of the Dog hit single “Say Hello to Heaven” in homage to the late Chris Cornell. Shot, recorded and edited by Frank Briggs in North Hollywood, CA, each layer of Quinn’s stunning tribute was a complete take, including vocals, with no pitch correction or fixing.

Chris Cornell was the reason I started singing. I was absolutely devastated by his death. Since Chris had such a profound influence on my life, I wanted to figure out how I could honor his life and genius. This was my attempt at a ‘thank you. – Ryan Quinn

About Ryan Quinn:

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Ryan Quinn is a singer/songwriter and Top 24 Finalist on Season 10 of NBC’s “The Voice” currently based in Los Angeles, CA. His debut EP, “Some Dream,” was released in September 2016.

“Some Dream” is available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, CDBaby, and Amazon.

Ryan began his musical career as a drummer, but slowly shifted his focus to singing after attending SUNY Oneonta (SUCO). While at SUCO, he was able to work with Grammy-nominated jazz musician and Spyro Grya founding member, Jeremy Wall, for three years as the lead singer of the SUCO Funk Band. Wall played keyboards in the band, which performed songs by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Tower of Power, and more.

Ryan was recently on Season 10 of NBC’s show, “The Voice.” He advanced to the Live Playoffs (the top 24 contestants) and was brought back to perform on the season finale. During his time on the voice, he was able to work and learn from several world class vocalists/musicians, including: Adam Levine, Tori Kelly, Miley Cyrus, and Christina Aguilera.

After “The Voice,” Ryan went on a college/university tour in the North Eastern U.S. and then relocated to Los Angeles, where he currently resides. He’s currently writing, recording and preparing for an upcoming Fall tour.

Experience Ryan Quinn LIVE:
09/04 @ Lasell College – Auburndale, MA
09/05 @ Penn State Worthington Scranton – Dunmore, PA
09/06 @ Penn State Mont Alto – Mont Alto, PA
09/06 @ Penn State Harrisburg – Middletown, PA
09/08 @ Misericordia University -Dallas, PA
09/14 @ Keene State College – Keene, NH
09/15 @ Saint Anselm College – Manchester, NH
09/20 @ Niagara University – Niagara Univ, NY
09/21 @ Mohawk Valley Community College – Rome, NY
09/21 @ King’s College – Wilkes-Barre, PA
09/23 @ Colgate University – Hamilton, NY
10/10 @ California University of Pennsylvania – California, PA
10/13 @ Mitchell College – New London, CT
10/16 @ Pace University – New York, NY
10/17 @ Penn State Dubois – DuBois, PA
10/18 @ Penn State New Kennsington – New Kensington, PA
10/18 @ Penn State Greater Allegheny – White Oak, PA
10/21 @ Gannon University – Erie, PA

Gemini Syndrome Joins Fozzy On “Judas Rising” Tour

Gemini Syndrome has announced that they will be joining Fozzy and The Stir on select dates of “The Judas Rising Tour”. The band will be touring in support of their latest album Memento Mori (Century Media) and current radio single “Sorry Not Sorry“. The band will first hit the road for a handful of headline shows beginning on September 15th, before meeting up with Fozzy in Clarksville, Tennessee on September 26th.

“The Oracle has foreseen that Gemini Syndrome will be sharing the stage with fellow conspirators, Fozzy, and will occur in alignment with the Autumnal Equinox. This Fall Conversion will be the last tour of the year, before Gemini Syndrome abscond to write and record our next album. This will close the chapter of Memento Mori, and usher in the 3rd and final act of the trilogy, representing birth, life, and death. We look forward to sharing this sacred rite with you.” – Gemini Syndrome

Gemini Syndrome Tour Dates:

Gemini Syndrome Headline Tour:
09/17 @ Aftershock – Merriam, KS
09/18 @ Spicolis – Waterloo, IA (Headline)
09/19 @ Winchester Music Tavern – Lakewood, OH
09/21 @ Green Bay Distillery – Ashwaubenon, WI
09/22 @ Every Buddy’s Bar – Eau Claire, WI
09/23 @ The Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI (w/ Black Stone Cherry)
09/24 @ Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI
Additional Dates TBA

10/01 @ Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK (KATTfest)

The Judas Rising Tour Supporting FOZZY
09/26 @ The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
09/27 @ Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN
09/28 @ A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
09/30 @ Austin’s Fuel Room – Libertyville, IL
10/03 @ Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
10/04 @ Chandelier Lobby – Wilkes-Barre, PA
10/05 @ Worcester, MA – The Palladium-Upstairs
10/06 @ World Café Live at The Queen – Wilmington, DE
10/07 @ Wilmington, NC – The Muse
10/08 @ Winston-Salem, NC – Johnny and June’s

About Gemini Syndrome:

Formed in 2010, the Los Angeles-based, GEMINI SYNDROME spent their formative days opening for bands on the Sunset Strip. As their reputation within the L.A. hard rock scene grew, so did their audience. their 2013 full-length debut Lux, which landed at #3 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and yielded the singles “Pleasure & Pain” and “Stardust.” The record’s release saw the Los Angeles heavy alternative band tour alongside everybody from Five Finger Death Punch to Device and perform at festivals such as Rock on the RangeWelcome to Rockville, and more. After coming off the road in late 2014, Gemini Syndrome underwent member changes, while confronting and exorcising internal and external demons. However, its creative core vocalist Aaron Nordstrom, drummer Brian Steele Medina, and bass player Alessandro “AP” Paveri continue to move forward after the release of their 2016 second full-length, Memento Mori; which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, and spawned the hit single “Remember We Die” – which hit #1 on SiriusXM Octane. The band spent the majority of 2016 and 2017 on the road with bands such as In This MomentMotionless In WhiteAvatarSevendustStarset, and Drowning Pool.

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The Digital Masquerade Release Official Music Video for “Straight Jacket” Off of ‘Digital Train Time Machine’

Covina, CA based metal band The Digital Masquerade has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Straight Jacket,” off of their full length LP, Digital Train Time Machine. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Straight Jacket” was directed and edited by renown Society 1front-man and artist Matt Zane of Lord Zane Productions.

“Straight Jacket,” Digital Masquerade’s first music video, was filmed in Glendale,CA at the old abandoned police facility. The song is a story about getting institutionalize in a criminal insane asylum and tortured. Then the inmates overtake the asylum and escape, which story is visually captured by directer Matt Zane.

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The Digital Masquerade started back 2013 in the city of Azusa, California. It all started when Kurt and Trevor met each other at a party through Kurt’s old guitarist from his previous band, Sixteen Till. Immediately, they clicked and started jamming. They wrote a couple songs and knew that they had something going, so naturally, they picked up a bassist and drummer and formed ‘The Digital Masquerade’. Before acquiring a bassist and drummer, Trevor and Kurt pretty much wrote the entire first album. A little while later, they recorded the first album, Welcome to the Masquerade. However, before recording had begun, the former bassist had left to join the Air Force. This left Trevor to record all the bass parts. The former drummer had moved to Tennessee after recording and before the album was ever released. With only a singer and a guitarist, the band was going through a bit of a hiatus.

Even though all of this had happened, Kurt and Trevor decided to keep the band alive and start jamming again. They wrote a few more songs before finding a bassist. Trevor had known of a guy that played bass and guitar by the name of Collin. Collin filled in on bass before finding now bassist, Jim. Jim had been in a band Mind-vent on the east coast and moved to California. After being recruited to play bass,Collin then moved to rhythm guitar. Now with Kurt on lead vocals, Trevor on lead guitar, Collin on rhythm guitar and Jim on bass, all the band needed was a drummer. This brings us to Red. Red had found an ad on craigslist about a band seeking a drummer and immediately contacted them. The band asked if he could tryout and he did. They immediately connected and thus completing The Digital Masquerade. With a complete band, they recorded their first album together, Digital Train Time Machine. They played a few local shows, promoting their album. Then set out for more rewarding shows. They received their first show in the “light” at The Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, Ca. They opened up for Circus of Power and got great reviews. Since then they have opened for other national acts such as Stephen pearcy from Ratt, LA guns,dizzy reed from Guns N’ Roses,motograter etc.. They since have been playing and continuing to write music. They recently made a music video for their single, “Straight Jacket” in which they are touring to promote it along with writing new material to be recorded in the fall of 2017.

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Legendary Ex-MISFITS Front-Man Michale Graves Announces “The Beginning of the End Fall Tour 2017”

Former Misfits front-man Michale Graves is gearing up to hit the road for his 80+ show, 3 months long The Beginning of the End Fall Tour 2017. Launching September 8 in Elmhurst, NY, the tour criss-crosses the US twice before winding down in Jamestown, NY on December 23rd.

A deplorable tour for deplorable people. We are soldiers of the culture war, fighting an information war and making punk rock great again…it’s the beginning of the end ~ Michale Graves

Beginning of the End Fall Tour 2017 Dates:
09/08 @ Sherman Theatre – Strousberg, PA
09/09 @ Marcos – Staten Island, NY *
09/14 @ Whiskey Barrel – Haverhill, MA
09/15 @ Empire – Portland, ME
09/16 @ The Depot – York, PA
09/17 @ Montage – Rochester, NY
09/20 @ TBA – Philadelphia, PA
09/21 @ Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ
09/22 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
09/24 @ Fish Head Cantina – Halethorpe, MD
09/26 @ TBA – Roanoke, WV
09/27 @ Reggie’s – Fayetville, NC
09/28 @ TBA – Charlotte, NC
09/29 @ Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
09/30 @ Open Chord – Knoxville, TN
10/01 @ TBA – Covington, KY
10/03 @ TBA – KY/OH
10/04 @ TBA – Morgantown, WV
10/05 @ Muncheez – Beckley, WV
10/06 @ One Center Square – Easton, PA
10/07 @ McGarvey’s – Altoona, PA
10/08 @ Whiskey Warehouse – Mansfield, OH
10/10 @ Foundry – Cleveland, OH
10/11 @ Mohawk – Buffalo, NY
10/12 @ NSYC – Cincinnati, OH
10/13 @ Music Lynxx – Mentor On Lake, OH
10/14 @ TBA – Columbus, OK
10/15 @ Lafayette Theatre – Lafayette, IN
10/16 @ TBA – Springfield, IL
10/17 @ Penney Road Pub – Barrington, IL
10/18 @ Vintage Villains – Danville, IL
10/19 @ TBA – LaCrosse, WI
10/20 @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall – St. Paul, MN
10/21 @ Nestor – Fargo, ND
10/22 @ TBA – Dickinson, ND
10/23 @ Z Bar – Spearfish, SD
10/24 @ Hall of Champions – Casper, WY
10/25 @ Funk N Dive Bar – Ogden, UT
10/26 @ Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
10/27 @ Whiskey A Go Go – Hollywood, CA
10/28 @ The Loudhouse – Tucson, AZ
10/29 @ Low Brow – El Paso, TX *
11/01 @ Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
11/02 @ Wax – San Antonio, TX
11/03 @ Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX
11/04 @ 18th St. Pier – San Leon, TX
11/05 @ TBA – Slidell/New Orleans, LA
11/07 @ TBA – Pascal/ackson, MS
11/08 @ TBA – Panama City/Tallahasee, FLl
11/09 @ Bombshells – Orlando, FL
11/10 @ TBA – Orlando/Stuart, FL
11/11 @ Pipers – Jupiter, FL
11/12 @ Radio Room – Greenville, SC
11/14 @ Rabbit Hole – Charlotte, NC
11/15 @ Blue Fox – Winchester, VA
11/16 @ TBA – Baltimore, MD
11/17 @ Brighton Bar – New Jersey, NJ
11/18 @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
11/24 @ TBA – Erie, PA
11/25 @ TBA – Lakewood, OH
11/26 @ TBA – Colmbus, OH
11/27 @ TBA – Fort Wayne, IN
11/28 @ TBA – South Bend, IN
11/29 @ TBA – LaCrosse, WI
11/30 @ TBA – Mankato, MN
12/01 @ TBA – Mandan, ND
12/02 @ TBA – Fargo, ND
12/03 @ TBA – Billings, MT
12/04 @ TBA – Helena, MT
12/05 @ Pinnacle – Spokane, WA
12/06 @ TBA – Seattle, WA
12/07 @ TBA @ Portland, OR
12/08 @ TBA – Medford, OR
12/09 @ TBA – Sacramento, Ca
12/10 @ TBA – Reno, NV
12/11 @ Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
12/12 @ TBA – Carbondale, CO
12/13 @ TBA – Denver, CO
12/14 @ TBA – Colorado Springs, CO
12/15 @ TBA – Salina, CO
12/16 @ Knuckleheads Salon – Kansas City, MO
12/17 @ TBA – Tulsa, OK
12/18 @ CAFÉ ACOUSTIC – St. Joseph, MO
12/19 @ TBA – St. Louis, MO
12/20 @ TBA – Louisville, KY
12/21 @ TBA – Dayton, OH
12/22 @ TBA – Canton, OH
12/23 @ TBA – Jamestown, NY
* Acoustic

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Michale Graves is an American singer-songwriter and musician whose career has spanned nearly two decades. Michale entered the music scene as lead singer of The Misfits and after leaving the band embarked on a successful solo career. He has also appeared in many acclaimed film projects including “Bruiser”, ‘Campfire Stories” and notably starring in “Perkin 14”. In August of 2012 Michale joined Hydraulic Entertainment as President and lead artist and began the most productive phase of his explosive career. Michale has released a series of sold out albums including VagabondLost Skeleton ReturnsVagabond AcousticSupernaturalWandererZombies UniteWanderer AcousticDrifterRevenge of the Zombies and he has just released a new monster rock album, When Worlds Collide. Graves has also acted in several short films produced by Hydraulic Entertainment including “Zombie”, “Half Human”, “Wanderer”, “Zombies” and “Ripper” as well as producing a spoken word anthology “Nightmares”. Always evolving as an artist, Michale has performed within several genres as fans followed his instantly recognizable voice across five continents. Known as much for his high energy live shows and deeply moving acoustical interpretations as he has a full three octave vocal range and heart-wrenching lyrics; Michale Graves is driven to create memorable performance experiences.

While entertainment is at the heart of who he is as a performer, Graves is also a social and pop-culture media thought leader who has hosted as well as appeared on numerous broadcast properties including The Andrew Wilkow ShowThe Flow with Kurt WallaceThe Sean Hannity ShowAdam Vs The ManThe Howard Stern ShowTruth Frequency RadioWhere Monsters DwellThe GuardianThe New York TimesRolling Stone Magazine.

GUITAR: Loki
Carlos Cofino (aka Loki) is a Puerto Rican born guitar player. Loki began playing guitar at 15 and quickly began playing in underground punk bands shortly after. In 1998 Loki began playing with more notable bands such as Mister Monster and Spy Society 99, which featured Myke Hideous (Ex-Misfits, Empire Hideous). Loki would eventually form a band with Michale Graves (ex-Misfits) called Gotham Road in 2003. After Gotham Road disbanded, Loki continued to work with Michale Graves on his solo projects and still plays guitar for Michale currently.

Notable Bands
Angelsin (1998-1999)
Mister Monster (2000-2001)
Spy Society 99 (2001)
Gotham Road (2003-2005)
The Doomsday Prophecy (2009-2012)
Darrow Chemical Company (2009-2016)
Argyle Goolsby and the Roving Midnight (2016-Current)
Michale Graves (2006-Current)

BASS: Christopher Dean or “Dean”
In 2013, Dean joined New Jersey punk band, “Darrow Chemical Company”. He played guitar on two US tours and a small Canadian run from 2013 – 2015. Later in 2015 Dean played bass for Horror Ska legends The Independents on a US tour.

Also in 2015, Dean filled in for Canadian punk rockers “Black Cat Attack” when lead guitarist Dave Baksh rejoined SUM 41 on a surprise appearance at the AP awards.

Notable Bands
Darkness Descends (Guitar 2011-2015)
Michale Graves (Bass 2017-Current)
Darrow Chemical Company(Guitar 2013-2015)
The Independents(Bass 2015)
Black Cat Attack(Guitar 2015)
GOTH (Guitar 2016)
The Draf Ft. Retro Glam (Special Guest solo on single released 2016)
Children of October (Bass 2016-2017)
Alyxx (Bass 2017-current)
Dean (2016-current)

DRUMS: Tony Baptist
Tony Baptist is a New Jersey based drummer who has worked with many great artists from the NY/NJ metro area. Most notably as the touring drummer for punk legend and ex-Misfits singer Michale Graves over that past 5 years. Playing on his “War of information”, “Vagabond”, “Lost Skeleton Returns” “Nightmares 2015”, and “When Worlds Collide” North American tours. As well as Michale’s “Vagabond” and “Wanderer” albums. Tony has also toured Europe with former NYC metal band “pUI” in 2014 as support for the band “Viza”, as well as tour dates with NYC band “Station” and artist Evan Russell Saffer. Tony endorses Dark Horse Drums and Vratim drum shoes.

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Steven J. Vertun Releases Official Music Video “Radio”

Steven J. Vertun (www.stevenJvertun.com) has released the second music video, “Radio”, off of his February 2017 released album Ghost, Shadow and Sun. “Radio” was directed by Matt Zane and expands upon the ongoing discussion on the destructive impact of technology.

I wrote and created “Radio” the song and later the accompanying video, to bring consideration to the destructive nature of social technology to society in general. The isolation, friction, stimuli overload amidst the relentless clatter and clang is overwhelming social graces and human to human interaction. That said, the video demonstrates a way out and above the chaos. – Steven J Vertun

Click Here to Download ‘Ghost, Shadow and Sun’ Online

Born and raised in the NY/NJ region of the US, a “behaviorally challenging” 5-year-old is presented with the choice of choosing any instrument he’d like to learn to play as the latest volley from an exhaustive list of attempts to “get him under control”. Said chaotic child picks the accordion because he likes the complexity of all the buttons, knobs and keys. Kid learns the keys; the “sedating” thing fails spectacularly. Music creation and playing does become his very best friend however and highly contributes towards keeping him out of prison and remaining vertical during his formative years.

Steve switched to guitar at the age of fifteen. Upon having a grand total of five chords under his belt, he started his first band, Attic (the band rehearsed in the loft of an old barn). Over the next several years, he and his mates worked on their chops and played out whenever and wherever they could find a few electrical outlets…the drinking age of 21 limiting opportunities but inspiring creative gigs and venues. Two weeks after graduating college, he loaded up his rusty old VW bug with a couple of beat up guitars, an old Fender Twin Reverb Amp, a sack (literally) of clothes, $731 of cash and blindly traveled to Orange County, California, having never been out of the tri-state area prior to this journey. Once there, he started the band Sparrow (culled from a wild sparrow he raised for 8 years) which trans-morphed into the alternative rock band Eye Savant for 18 years. Eye Savant established a large, OC based following over the years, playing frequently at the best venues in the area and occasionally venturing up to LA as well. They opened for many well-known artists such as Jeff BeckGreat WhiteStan RidgewayMolly Hatchett and several others while frequently headlining their own shows. Eye Savant disbanded in 2002 when two of the members moved to different parts of the country. Steve opted to continue on as a solo performer, bringing in a variety of excellent musicians as needed for recording puposes.

Steve has been crafting original rock material exclusively since he picked up his first guitar (actually since his first day on the accordion). His music is a blend of 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s influenced alternative rock, progressing over the years but carrying forward the roots of each generation of music and adding to the next. The wide range of explorations covers acoustic ballads to medium paced excursions to high energy, wall of sound big bangs. Some of the bands he notes as being highly influential are SpringsteenPink FloydThe DoorsRushU2LiveLifeHouseFoo FightersSwitchfootSnow PatrolImagine Dragons and others. Does he sound specifically like any of the above influences? His response, “I don’t believe so. What I do know is that the music of these outstanding artists and others (inclusive of classical, Blues, and World Music), drop into this wide-open filter of my mind, mingle with my personal experiences, travel through the internal grist mill and come out in whatever manner and form that they do. Everyone will hear it in their own measure and how they personally relate the music and lyrics to their own unique experiences”.

In November of 2016, Steve completed his first music video to coincide with his latest CD release Ghost, Shadow and Sun. The video is tethered to the song “Ghost” from the new cd. It is an artistic, emotionally moving message piece based on the concepts of grief and redemption. The video premiered on http://www.antiheromagazine.com on January 13th, 2017 and iavailable on I-tunes. The entire CD will be available on the same sites on February 3rd, 2017 and will be available for purchase on I-tunes, CDbaby.com and most major music e-sites.

A minimum of 30% of all music sales revenues will be donated to a variety of organizations including St. Judes Hospital and Wounded Warriors.

KEEP on ROCKIN’!!!!!!

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